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Ep 255: Amy’s Birth Story - Bonding After a Critical Care Birth

47m | Apr 23, 2024

Amy had what she calls an "easy pregnancy". The birth was the difficult part. Her labor came on quickly and then stalled. While hospital staff nudged her along by breaking her water and administering Pitocin, it became clear that something was wrong.

Amy was sick - she was showing symptoms of infection. As she faded in and out of consciousness, her family and care team discussed the options. Eventually it was decided that a C-section was the best choice.

After birth, Amy didn't get her “TV moment" with her baby. Her son was taken to the NICU and she had to spend a week in the hospital. Once they were reunited, it was still difficult to feel connected. She wanted to share her story to help others feel less alone. I guarantee you, you are going to be on the edge of your seat and really learn a lot from Amy's birth story.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • How long Amy and her partner worked to get pregnant
  • What a “push prep” class is and why Amy recommends it
  • Why she describes the attending physician as “not friendly”
  • How infection symptoms can affect a pregnancy
  • Why she considers her breastfeeding experience “a miracle”
  • How therapy helped Amy cope with difficult postpartum feelings


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